In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Welcome to pearls to reach the stars. Pearls and stars are metaphors. The pearls are very precious, highly valued things and stars indicate a category of excellence. Thus,the aims of Pearls to Reach the Stars are to stimulate our inner feelings, our minds and arouse our spirit in order that our speech, actions and thoughts are reflected positively, optimistically and virtuously as true muslims who are close to God. The collection of some pearls of wisdom from various authentic and reliable sources to reach the stars like motivational quotes, inspirational phrases , poems, aesthetic expressions, for inner stimulation to become a worthy person. May God forgive us and place us in the group of people who have good intentions, who love and help each other for the sake of Him and may Allah place us in the group of As-habul Yamin on the Day of Judgment in the hereafter. Ameen.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Much of your pain is self-chosen

"Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can only mention that it is so true!
The best thing that can be described by these words is that every decision you take is your own and alone you are responsible, and in treading the path of truth which is your own decision, you have to feel a lot of pain and that of course is what yo have chosen.
However there is more to what he says and that is that your teacher is everything for you and what ever he offers you have to accept it. He is your father and your mother. The cup holds the word of truth and potter is often the teacher. The teacher knows what is best for his pupil. Often at other places potter is the Master Creator himself.
These words are not coined by Gibran but are his personal experiences. That is a fact, otherwise he could never have been so vivid.